Cordia monoica Roxb.
|Cordia quarensis Gürke|
|Sandpaper Saucer-berry (e)|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|This species is widespread and fairly common across the Lowveld, where most of its habitat is protected within the Kruger National Park. It is also widespread and common outside of South Africa, and therefore it is not considered to be in danger of extinction.|
|Not endemic to South Africa|
|KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga|
|Limpopo Valley southwards through the Lowveld to north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal. This species is widespread across southern, eastern and tropical Africa.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Thickets in bushveld or on rocky hillsides.|
|There are no severe threats to this species.|
|Some authors, such as Martins (1990) and Coates Palgrave (2002) include this species in C. ovalis. Schmidt et al. (2002) argues that it is distinct and should be recognised as a valid species.|
Coates Palgrave, M. 2002. Keith Coates Palgrave Trees of southern Africa. 3rd Edition. Struik, Cape Town.
Martins, E.S. 1990. Boraginanaceae. In: E. Launert and G.V. Pope (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 7 (Part 4):59-114. Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, London.
Schmidt, E., Lotter, M. and McCleland, W. 2002. Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. Jacana, Johannesburg.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Cordia monoica Roxb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/30|